About Us

Muskoka Launch Livery was born of an idea that struck Stan Hunter, a Muskoka boat builder and life-long classic boat enthusiast. There was no place to rent a classic wooden boat in Muskoka, the wood boat capital of North America. He set out to change all that.

Stan had two Duke Playmates on-hand that he was determined to make available for rent. That was 2008. The fleet has since grown to four beautiful boats.

Why Duke Playmates?

Certainly there are bigger, faster and more glamorous classic boats around the lakes, but Stan selected the Duke Playmate for the Muskoka Launch Livery rental fleet because they are historic, charming, safe, seaworthy and serviceable. ...Read More

Stan grew up cottaging in Muskoka and one of his earliest memories was that of riding in, and helping care for,
his family’s 1933 Ditchburn.

He became a year-round Muskoka resident in 1981, learned the boatbuilding trade, and in 1990 set up his own business, Stan Hunter Boatbuilder, building and restoring classic wooden boats. You can find him online at www.stanhunter.ca and in person at 2757 Highway 118 W., Port Carling, ON.

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